"UNICEF is helping Chilean families get out of poverty, prevent violence within the home and promote education—to witness first hand these families' struggles, and also their hope and perseverance, was truly inspiring." -Selena Gomez
When Selena Gomez was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in September 2009, she became the youngest UNICEF Ambassador in the United States.
Yet Selena's dedication, passion and commitment as a UNICEF Ambassador prove that no matter what your age, you can make difference.
With three studio albums under her belt, including her latest "When the Sun Goes Down," as well as a growing movie career and "Dream Out Loud" teen clothing line, Selena incorporates UNICEF in all aspects of her career- utilizing her design skills, music talent and likeness to encourage participation, spread awareness and raise funds for UNICEF.
On her first official field mission to Ghana in West Africa in2009 she witnessed first-hand the work UNICEF does to help children get the lifesaving food, medicine and clean water they need.
In January 2011, Selena traveled to Valparaiso, Chile and visited the UNICEF supported program, "Programa Puente" which helps families better understand and develops skills to deal effectively with early childhood education, development and parenting skills, and other issues related to raising children.
Selena was the National Spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign for three consecutive years from 2008-2010 and has also lent her support to other UNICEF initiatives including the UNICEF Tap Project, UNICEF Snowflake Ball and the Eliminate Project.
She continually utilizes her social media networks to encourage friends, family and fans to donate and support the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in their initiatives, further demonstrating her wholehearted support to help UNICEF continue to do whatever it takes to save a child.